Fantasy, Fantasy Romance

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

4 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am going to attempt to write a review for this monster of a book. So much happens here that it’d be hard to write a review without spoiling so this will probably be short and sweet.

I want to start off by saying Sarah J Maas can write a fantasy world like it’s her job.. I mean I know it’s her job but she is absolutely perfect at it. This world is so in depth and I felt like I was in Crescent City. She is also insanely good at writing characters. I could feel every emotion Bryce went through. I honestly could. The storytelling is all so good that I feel like I am apart of it.

Now that being said.. I was bored for the first 3rd of this book. It took me weeks to read because I kept putting it down. After the first bit though, I literally could not stop reading. So if you are having the same problem you should push through it. I promise you will not regret it.

Historical Romance

Nothing Compares to the Duke by Christy Carlyle

5 out of 5 stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I loved this book!

Arabella and Rhys were childhood friends. They did everything together. Until her 18th birthday. Arabella realized that she saw Rhys as more than just a friend and Rhys broke her heart. We jump forward 5 years. Rhys is is a scoundrel of the worst kind. He throws wicked parties and dallies with way too many woman. His father dies and he is now the duke and has too many responsibilies.

Arabella has turned down 5 proposals. She has plans of her own and none of them include getting married. Her family wants her to get married. So to advoid this she inlists Rhys help. They will pretend to get engaged to get her family to back off and she will help Rhys with his ledgers and his sisters first season.

I loved seeing these two grow back together after 5 years of not talking. Arabella was such a strong female lead. She wanted her Independence and Rhys soon realized that he was a cad and that he wants her.

I have loved each book in this series. Christy Carlyle has a way of writing very flawed characters but making you love them even more for it. I highly recommend this book and this series in general.

Thank you netgalley and publisher for an early copy.

Contemporary Romance

Loose Possessions by Lily Roberts

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I enjoyed this book so much!

Sydney and Scott have been rivals from the moment they first met in middle school. They grew up constantly fighting and trying to be better than the other. They both got into an amazing college and they were ready to move on and get a fresh start.. That is until Scott was the football player giving Sydney her award and they realized they went to the same college.

I loved Scott and Sydney. I think that they were very relatable. My husband and I started out as video game rivals. So I understood a lot of their banter. It was extremely entertaining to watch them try and navigate being friends instead of enemies. Neither one knew how to act around the other.

This was a sweet, clean sports romance. If that is something you enjoy than I highly recommend this book. There is also a short novella that you can read that will give you more of their rivalry while growing up!

Thank you to the author for an early copy of this book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Paranormal Romance

Midnight Desire by Shari Nichols

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Willow McCray is a witch running away from her past. Alex Denopoulos is an agent with the Magickal Bureau of Investigations. He joins forces with Willow to catch evil men. The two are complete opposites. Willow doesn’t always follow the rules and Alex likes to play everything by the book. I really enjoyed watching the two of them try to work together while also fighting their attraction to each other. The chemistry was off the charts! This book is filled with action, snark and sexual tension.. there really isn’t a better combination.

This is the first book in what looks to be a very exciting paranormal series. I am looking forward to the next book.

I received this book from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Contemporary Romance

Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

4 out of 5 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Undercover Bromance is the second book in this series and I enjoyed it! ⁣

I loved Liv and Mack. It’s an enemies to lovers romance… Liv didn’t like Mack from the very beginning, you know because he ate her left over Chinese food! Honestly girl, I get it. not even my husband touches my food. Liv gets fired from her restaurant job because she catches her boss harnessing a female employee. She enlists the help from Mack to expose her boss.⁣

It’s cute and funny. Some parts were extra cheesy but not enough to take away from the story. I read it in one sitting, staying up way too late but I couldn’t put it down! Highly recommend if you are in need of a light, happy book!⁣